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Aso Base Backpackers

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1498 Kurokawa, Aso 869-2225, Kumamoto Prefecture
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Aso Base Backpackers
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Ranked #1 of 11 Specialty lodging in Aso
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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent hostel, as other reviewers have said. The hostel is calm despite the proximity of the main road. Each dorm has only 4 beds, which are solidly constructed and don't shake, and the windows are double-glazed. The hostel fittings are clean and modern, with a strong free wifi signal, and there is even free coffee and toiletries. The reception... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is beautiful. I want to live at Aso Base Backpackers. Whereas most Japanese hostels I've visited are clean, helpful, and well-located, ABB takes quality to a new level. It is hands down the nicest hostel I've stayed at in Asia. The interior is spotless and beautifully designed. There is a wood burning stove which must be beautifully cozy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed on one of their larger private rooms and it was very good. Ideally situated, close to the station and the centre of the village. The place was immaculate in every way. The reception desk was helpful. The kitchen was very well equipped and large enough for everyone. A very pleasant wood stove kept us warm in the evenings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I read on another website that this is the only place you should stay in the Aso area and they were right. This place is the best value for money. The staff were super friendly, communication was really good and they spent time to recommend some really great onsen around the Kurokawa area. We had a private room which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Great hostel! super great location, staff are nice and accomodating! They have lots of snacks and food on offer for great prices (eg. 30yen for a miso soup!) The hostel is very new and is kitted out beautifully. My one concern is that the dorm room only had a curtain not a door - otherwise, room was neat and well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Very easy to find , Ver near Aso station , very clean place , very good design , excellent wifi โฮสเทล อยู่หน้าสถานี รถไฟ เดินไปได้สบาย ๆ สะอาด การออกแบบเรียบง่าย แต่ดูดี สไตล์ญี่ปุ่น เจ้าของให้การต้อนรับดี ใกล้ๆ มี ร้าน Lawson สะดวกสบายในการ ซื้อหาอาหารสำเร็จรูป มาทาน ห้องพัก มีทั้ง แบบ Dorm และห้องแยก

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

"Can this place be as good as the reviews say?" I asked myself before I arrived. "Hell yes!" Is the answer. I've stayed in a LOT of hostels over the last few years as I've travelled around the world, and this is the very best. The attention to detail is simply breathtaking. Where do I start?... Beautiful common area, heated... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

+ closeby train station + clean + comfy public bathroom + large public areas + fast wifi - poor noise isolation (very thin walls) - we had a private room, but very small - therefore the price could be more reasonable (rather expensive compared to others in Japan)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

stumbled into this hostel on our trip through Kyushu. We were very pleasantly surprised. Great location (across the street from the train station), nice rooms, comfortable common room, laundry, and *so* clean. One of the nicest hostels I've ever stayed in. Staff was super helpful and nice. Well priced too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I don't usually write TripAdvisor reviews for places when I agree with what's already been said (I mean, how many "this place is great" comments are necessary?). But Aso Base Backpackers is in such a class by itself that I had to add my praise. Therefore, let me say, "This place is great!" Immaculately clean and in perfect condition. A... More 

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